Open educational practices enable new ways for students to learn and create knowledge. We will hear from pioneering OER projects where faculty utilize open educational practices and pedagogy to enhance student engagement and knowledge as they blur the boundary between instructor and student in collaboratively building the commons.

Join us to hear from Keene State biology professor Karen Cangialosi on how using open pedagogy teaching methods stimulated her students’ interest and motivation. Providing students with multiple means of demonstrating their knowledge allowed them to make their own meaningful connections. (But You Can’t Do That in a STEM course!)

Montgomery College has been pioneering Open Pedagogy Fellowship with faculty from various disciplines across campuses who work in teams to create “renewable assignments” to encourage students to become change agents in their own community. The program is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a set of 17 goals that address an array of issues designed to achieve and maintain social justice in and around the community.

When: Wednesday, November 14th, 11am PT/ 2pm ET

Featured Speakers

  • Karen Cangialosi, PhD, Professor of Biology, Keene State College
  • Shinta Hernandez, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, Montgomery College
  • Dr. Michael Mills, Vice President, E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence, Montgomery College


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Slides now available:

Transforming Learning with Open Educational Practices and Pedagogy from Elizabeth Yata